J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1979, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (2): -.

• Research Articles •    

A Preliminary Study of Morphological-Ecological Characteristics of Eight Species of Genus Kobresia in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Zhou Xing-min   

Abstract: This paper deals with morphological and ecological characteristics of eight species of genus Kobresia. The adaptive ways and means of plants to the severe cold climate of plateau are discussed. The genus Kobresia exhibits the characteristics of cold-resistant, xeromorphism, and mesophism. The cold-resistant is common to all species and the xeromorphic character is a reflection of physiological drought. In view of the environment in which the genus Kobresia grows, this genus would fall into the cold-resistant and mesophilous category.

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